Bottled up January 23 | Orion Mall Wine lovers should head to The Orion Wine Festival over the next three days. The Karnataka Wine Board holds sessions with wine connoisseurs, tips on wine-tasting and food-pairing, grape stomping and interesting food stalls. At Brigade Gateway, Malleswaram. Tickets (Rs.250 single entry and Rs.450 per couple) on bookmyshow.com
Queen of pop January 24 | Phoenix MarketCity Usha Uthup takes over the Bengaluru section of Alive India, India’s Longest Music Festival. Bringing various artistes onto one platform, the popular singer will rock the crowd with vintage Bollywood numbers, current hits plus a big dose of wit and audience interaction. She will also weave in international tunes by artistes like Adele and Michael Jackson. Tickets (Rs.300) on aliveindiainconcert.com
Sunny side up January 27 | GKB Opticals Draw inspiration from Jessica Chastain’s look at the unveiling of Matthew McConaughey’s star at the Hollywood Walk of Fame with Salvatore Ferragamo’s sunglasses. Ideal for the modern woman with classic style, you’ll block out the sun and stay chic with this pair. Rs.30,000 upwards at the store on 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar. Details: 64540042
Rock of ages January 29 | Hard Rock Café Metallica fans gear up for an evening of rock as cover band, Undercover, pays tribute to the music legends. Nikhil, Dheeraj, Pradyun, Kaushal and Joshua, will belt out tunes like Nothing Else Matters, Fade To Black and Battery. The silver package (Rs.2,000) will cover your entry apart from giving you free-flowing alcoholic beverages (IMFL) and unlimited starters too. Or Rs.750 including Rs.500 as cover charge. At St Marks Road. Details: 41242222
Block the date January 28 | Kynkyny Art Hand block printing is an ancient Indian textile tradition that Kynkyny Art is hoping to revive through this talk and demo by expert Pooja Gokul. The artist will trace the origins of the art form, and will also offer a hands-on workshop. Bring your own cotton fabric, be it a tee, pillow or cushion cover in white or pastels to experiment on. All other material will be provided. 11 am to 1 pm at Embassy Square, Infantry Road. Rs. 1,800. Details: 9886942096
Hoist the colours January 26 | New Delhi India will celebrate her 66th Republic Day and with President Barack Obama the official chief guest, it should be a spectacular event. Head to the capital to watch live, or catch it on good old Doordarshan, at 9.30 am. For the first time, an-all women contingent will be part of the parade. In the city though, clear up the afternoon for the glitzy derby at the Bangalore Turf Club.
White flag January 25 | UB City Imbroglio Productions in collaboration with The World Peace Flame (The Netherlands) will see 400 performers from 14 schools in the city, share their message of peace through music, as a choir or a musical drama. For the first time in the history of the World Peace Flame, it will be lit in India. Be a part of this non-profit endeavor and show your support at the Arena in UB City. At 2.45 pm and 7.15 pm on Vittal Mallya Road.
Now showing January 23 | PVR Cinemas Bennett Miller directs a star cast including Mark Ruffalo, Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Anthony Michael Hall, Sienna Miller and Vanessa Redgrave in Foxcatcher. The film tells the story of Olympic gold medal-winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Tatum), fighting for a way out of the shadow of his celebrated wrestling brother Dave (Ruffalo) and a life of poverty when he is summoned by
eccentric multi-millionaire John du Pont (Carell) to move onto his estate and train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics.